July 25, 2024

Piers Morgan Urges GOP to Back DeSantis, Not Trump, for 2024 Presidential Election Victory

In a memo to the GOP published in The New York Post on April 26, Piers Morgan urged the Republican Party to reconsider their strategy for the 2024 presidential elections. In his opinion, it is a mistake for President Joe Biden to seek re-election, given his age and health concerns. However, Morgan believes that it would be even more disastrous for the GOP to nominate former President Donald Trump as their candidate.

Morgan argues that Trump’s political career has been on a downward spiral since 2018, and he has lost all major elections he has been involved in since then. He warns that the GOP’s obsession with Trump is hurting their chances of winning the next presidential election. According to a recent WPA Intelligence report, Biden would beat Trump by an average of 3.1% in the popular vote and in the six likely key battleground states, Trump trails Biden by between 1% and 4%.

Instead, Morgan suggests that the GOP should back Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is leading Biden in five of the six battleground states and would beat him in the popular vote by 1.2%, according to the same WPA report.

Morgan argues that DeSantis is a winner and a conservative politician with policies similar to Trump’s but with a different style. He is focused, calm, and respectful of the behavioral expectations of high office, which appeals to independent voters.

Moreover, DeSantis is significantly younger than both Biden and Trump, which could be a major factor for voters concerned about age and physical fitness for the job. Morgan highlights that 68% of Americans believe Biden is “too old for another term,” and 48% of Democrats agree.

Morgan advises the GOP to ditch Trump and support DeSantis, who he believes is the best chance for the Republican Party to win the 2024 presidential election. He warns that if they continue to back Trump, they will lose to Biden, and the GOP will continue to suffer electoral defeats.

However, it is not clear whether Morgan’s advice would sway voters as polls after polls have shown that the majority of the Republican voters support Trump and he is leading DeSantis by about 40 points, according to some polls.

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